(since 1999)

Home   |   Food Articles   |   FOOD TRIVIA   |   Today in Food History   |   Food Timeline   |   Recipes   |   Cooking_Tips   |   Food_Videos   |   Food Quotes   |   Who’s Who   |   Culinary Schools & Tours   |   Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Food Poems   |   Free_Magazines   |   Food Festivals & Events



You are here > Home > FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS


Philodendron Leaf


See also: Article on PawPaws


The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) was designated as the Official Native fruit of Ohio in 2009.

The pawpaw or papaw is the largest edible fruit native to the United States. They are indigenous from northern Florida to Canada and as far west as Nebraska. Pawpaws has a unique blend of tropical flavors, combining banana, pineapple and mango.


Common names for the pawpaw are ‘poor man’s banana,’ ‘American custard apple,’ and ‘Kentucky banana.’

The skin color of ripe fruit on the tree ranges from green to yellow, and dark flecks may appear, as on bananas. The skin of picked or fallen fruit may darken to brown or black. Ripe pawpaw fruits are easily picked, yielding to a gentle tug. Shaking the tree will make them fall off. Ripeness can also be gauged by squeezing gently, as you would judge a peach. The flesh should be soft, and the fruit should have a strong, pleasant aroma.

For extensive information about pawpaws visit the
Kentucky State University Pawpaw website:




  PABST BEER to PAWPAW   |   Pabst Beer   |   Pace Foods   |   Packaged Food   |   Paella   |   Paignton Puddings   |   Painted Pony Beans   |   Paisley   |   Palascinta   |   Palm, Palmetto   |   Panama Candle Tree   |   Pancakes   |   Pancetta   |   Pannekoeke   |   Pannkuchen   |   Pansy (Flower)   |   Papaya   |   Paper Bag Trivia   |   Paprika   |   Paris   |   Parker House Rolls   |   Parmesan Cheese   |   Parsley   |   Parsley Family   |   Parsnips   |   Partridge   |   Passenger Pigeons   |   Passion Fruit   |   Pasta   |   Pasteurization   |   Pastry   |   Pastry Wars   |   Pate de Foie Gras   |   Pate and Mousse   |   Pavarotti, Luciano   |   PawPaw  
  Home   |   About & Contact Us   |   Bibliography   |   Food History Articles   |   Free Magazines   |   Food Videos   |   Other Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission. Logo



Popular Pages